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Magic Salted Caramel Cupcakes

(you won’t believe what’s in these!)

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“I am not eating those.” That was the response from my husband when I told him I was making Magic Salted Caramel Cupcakes from the new Trim Healthy Table cookbook from Trim Healthy Mama.  “Just trust me,” I told him. And luckily he did, because now he’s a HUGE fan.

What’s the big deal? Well, you’ll never believe what healthy, delicious ingredient is in these cupcakes (and which ones are missing)!

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First, can we talk about Trim Healthy Mama’s new cookbook – Trim Healthy Table? I know you are hungry for those cupcakes, so I won’t make you wait too long.

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The Trim Healthy Mamas have helped hundreds of thousands of women lose weight and live healthier lives with their bestselling cookbook and eating plan and now they are ready to help the entire family!

Trim Healthy Table is just the answer. It has over 300 family friendly, delicious and trimming recipes, along with practical advice on how to healthfully nourish your family without going insane or living in your kitchen.

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Ok ok – so what’s MAGIC in these cupcakes?!!

Beans. Yeah, you heard me. White beans, to be precise. They take the place of flour. Now you understand my husband’s resistance. Bean cupcakes? You won’t believe it until you taste them. Oh. My. Gosh.

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How many times have you tried an “alternative” recipe only to be disappointed? (my answer: a lot)  My husband was convinced these would just taste like bean cake. He was SO wrong. They are absolutely delicious (and taste like REAL cupcakes). Not only are they tasty and healthy, but making them is so easy.

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*half batch shown

All of the blending steps are done right in your food processor. You don’t even need a bowl. I used my trusty Nutribullet Select, but you can use any processor with the right capacity.

cupcakes made with beans

25 minutes in the oven and they came out fluffy and super moist! Don’t even get me started on how good my kitchen smelled.

bean cupcakes that taste good

Even the frosting is made in your processor. I piped mine with a plastic zip bag in just minutes. The caramel drizzle is optional (but I HIGHLY recommend it).

These cupcakes use no flour, sugar substitute, and all natural ingredients. I might have eaten two of them after I finished making them. I regret nothing!  Who knew healthy could taste so good?!

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Magic Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Healthy No Flour Cupcakes for the whole family

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, healthy
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Author: Reprinted from Trim Healthy Mama; Trim Healthy Table. Copyright ©2017 by Pearl P. Barrett and Serene C. Allison.
Ingredients
CUPCAKES
  • 2 15 oz cans White Beans - rinsed & drained *or 3 cups home cooked
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 3/4 c Egg Whites
  • 3/4 c Gentle Sweet (or other sugar replacement)
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder Aluminum Free
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 tsp Natural Burst Caramel Extract (or other caramel extract)
  • 1/4 tsp Mineral Salt
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
FROSTING
  • 3 oz Less Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 c Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 c Gentle Sweet (or other sugar replacement)
  • 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Natural Burst Caramel Extract (or other caramel extract)
  • 5 pinches Mineral Salt
Optional Caramel Sauce Drizzle
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp Gentle Sweet (or other sugar replacement)
  • 1/2 tsp Black Strap Molasses
  • 1/8 tsp Mineral Salt
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream
  • 1/8 tsp Xanthan Gum or Gluccie
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 16 cups of muffin tins with cake liners (the parchment kind work best). Lightly spray the insides with coconut oil.

  2. Put all the cupcake ingredients in a food processor and process well.

  3. Using a spoon, drop the batter into the muffin cups.

  4. Bake for 25 minutes

  5. Remove from pan and allow muffins to cool on rack, then refrigerate until ready to frost.

  6. Place all frosting ingredients in a blender and blend until thickened.

  7. Optional Caramel Sauce: Put butter, sweetener, and molasses in a small saucepan. Heat until bubbly over medium-high heat and allow to bubble for about 2 minutes -- whisking constantly. Remove from heat and add salt and cream while whisking. Gently sprinkle in xanthan or Gluccie while continuing to stir. Allow sauce to cool and thicken. 

  8. Frost cupcakes (optional: drizzle caramel sauce), then refrigerate for several hours (or overnight) before serving. 

Recipe Notes
Reprinted from Trim Healthy Mama; Trim Healthy Table. Copyright ©2017 by Pearl P. Barrett and Serene C. Allison. Published by Harmony Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.